79 Anti-Aircraft Brigade was formed in February 1943 in the Middle East. It was attached to 8 Army until May 1943 when it moved to British Troops Egypt. In January 1944 it was in the Levant under GHQ Palestine. It returned to BTE in June 1944 where it was disbanded in the August. It is not shown on any of the Orders of Battle and the information here is based mainly on a post-war list of AA Brigade deployments.
Illustrations of the formation badges under which a unit served or supported are given. This is no guarantee that the unit used this formations badge.
|Feb 43||Formed in the Middle East|
|Feb 43||Tripoli||8 Army|
|May 43||Egypt||British Troops Egypt|
|Jan 44||The Levant||GHQ Palestine|
|Jun 44||Egypt||British Troops Egypt|
|Aug 44||Disbanded||British Troops Egypt|